As the largest program of its kind in the United States, BPI enrolls 250 incarcerated men and women across a full spectrum of academic disciplines, and offers over 50 courses each semester. By 2011, Bard granted 157 degrees to BPI participants and enrolled a total of nearly 500 students.
In the News
PBS NewsHour reports on the Bard Prison Initiative and its academics-based "job training" in a two-part series from Woodbourne Correctional Facility. Part I
includes interviews with BPI incarcerated students, program faculty, and executive director Max Kenner. Part II
focuses on BPI alumnus Anthony Cardenales, employed with WeRecycle!
For More Information
The Bard Prison Initiative
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Annandale-on-Hudson, NY firstname.lastname@example.org